Intel preparing two new mobile CPUs
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
There is just three months until Ivy Bridge hits the shelves and more details of Ivy Bridge processors emerge. This time they are in the realm of the mobile processors. Fitted for Intel’s BGA socket, which is for mobile and embedded devices, the two new CPUs we have been informed of are the Core i3-3120ME and Core i3-3217UE both of which offer impressive performance for low TDPs of just 35W and 17W respectively. Both processors will share some common features:
- Dual Cores
- 22nm Ivy Bridge architecture
- Hyper Threading
- 3MB L3 Cache
- PCI-E 2.0 not 3.0
- HD 4000 graphics (thats Intel HD 4000 graphics not ATi/AMD)
- DDR3-1600 Memory support as well as ECC.
The Core i3-3120ME features two cores at 2.4GHz with 4 threads on a 35W TDP which makes it as fast as the fastest Sandy Bridge based mobile i3 (i3 2370M) . Like the Sandy Bridge chip, the i3-3120ME has 650 MHz frequency of the graphics processing unit, albeit the maximum GPU turbo frequency will be lower than on the 2370M, only 900 MHz.
Currently, there are three Ultra-Low Voltage Core i3 processors, and the fastest from them, Core i3-2367M, is clocked at 1.4 GHz. Upcoming Core i3-3217UE will feature 200 MHz higher core frequency. Integrated HD 4000 graphics on this chip will operate from 350 MHz stock speed and up to 900 MHz. The CPU will fit into 17 Watt power envelope.
Source: CPU World